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CBS
Aug 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
warning at prince george's county. but that cell is now moving down toward prince fredrick. because of the run off still have that flood flash warning until 7:30. as we remind you every time, turn around don't drown. if the road is covered with five to 6-inches of water it can take your car away. >>> an international man hunt is under way for a bethesda man. homeowners kidnapped him from pakistan where he worked as a contractor. >>> danny, -- pakistani, police searched the home of an american. we've made no progress so far. deputy superintendent of police told cbs news. warren heinstein is a director for a virginia based consulting firm which released a statement highlights winestein expensive development work. adding, given the gravity of the information, no further information can be made available. wiinstein had told his staff that he was planning to finish his work and leave pakistan today. kidnappings for ransom have become common in pakistan. since the u.s. raid here that killed osama bin laden, anti american sentiment has been running high. >> right now he's completely terrified. he
CBS
Oct 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
her sister yeardley was beaten and left to die by her boyfriend george hughley. both were lacrosse plays at the university of virginia. saturday lexi and a team called every yard for yeardley will lace up their sneakers. fund raising for educational programs designed to combat relationship violence. >> she was the most generous kind person i ever knew. and to see all these people come from near and far for these races, it just constantly remind me of what a great person she was. >> reporter: each year, domestic violence kills 450 people each year. every year, they hold the one love foundation. an app asks young women questions about their relationship and provides resources for those in danger. every yard for yeardley started when a group of friends ran in her honor and has since grown. >> every kind gesture along the way is something that just helps us get through everything. it means the world to my mom and i and we are very grateful. >> reporter: the race is this saturday for more information on how you can help and to learn more about the one love foundation go to cbs baltimore
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. we are following breaking news out of prince george's county, where two police officers are now indicted, in connection to the beating of a university of maryland student. it happened during a rowdy celebration after the school's basketball win over duke in march of 2010. a video clip is showing officers in riot gear, beating student john mckenna. now, the prince george's county state's attorney announced indictments against officers reginald baker and james harrison. they are charged with assault and misconduct in office. we'll have much more on this story coming up new tonight at 6:00. >>> also, in prince george's county, a toddler is fatally shot inside his apartment. now, police are trying to piece together exactly what happened. adam may has more on what happened. >> reporter: a devastating night for a prince george's county family. a 2-year-old boy finds a gun inside this oxon hill apartment. the 911 caller says the boy shot himself in the head. >> investigators need to determine whose gun it is and why it was in the house. >> reporter: the boy was rushed to the hospital a
CBS
Apr 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
chief bill lee. lee was criticized for not guilty initially charging george zimmerman in the trayvon martin shooting. lee stepped down temporarily but issued his resignation today. it's unclear if lee will keep his position, zimmerman was released in bail today. >>> the charles family is being kept away from their home. >> reporter: isabel celis put their daughter to bed. suspicious circumstances were seen around an entry point. the parents of little isabel say they last saw her when they put her to bed on friday. the parents have been cooperating. back to you. >> police say they originally thought the child may have wandered off but that theory no longer holds. >>> the renewed search for clues in a 33-year-old missing child case in new york city comes up empty. police say the excavation of a manhattan basement yields it no obvious human remains and little forensic evidence. they were hoping for a case in the 1989 disappearance of a 6- year-old boy. the work space was once the work space for a man who was friendly with the child. >>> investigators say a 12th member of the mil
CBS
Nov 21, 2011 5:00pm EST
. prince george's county police say 24-year-old fredrick scott was mistakingly offered a $75,000 bond which he quickly paid and was set free. police are calling it a clerical error. scott is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a nightclub. anyone with information should call police. >>> new fall out about peaceful protesters doused with pepper spray. vic has the story. >> reporter: two officers are on administrative leave pending an investigation. the officers were accused of dousing protesters with their hands linked. faculty members are calling for the school's chancellor to step down but she has resisted. kai back to you. >> the district attorney's office says they will investigate the police department's use of force. >>> penn state's board of trustees topped a former director to lead the investigation of child abuse against a former coach. >> reporter: former fbi director lee says he will lead the lengthy investigation. >> we will make a recommendation to the board of trustees which will ensure that we rectify and controlled environment that allows anyone to prey on childre
CBS
Aug 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: and there have been four aftershocks reported throughout the region and in prince george's county, several apartment buildings were condemned, leaving hundreds homeless. no major injuries reported in our area. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you so much. complete coverage continues in southeast baltimore. alex demetrick, following the ongoing searchfor damage for yesterday's quake. alex? >> mary, building inspectors and structural engineers have been examining buildings throughout maryland and looking for potential weak spots, following yesterday's earthquake. >> reporter: sometimes, there's no missing what tuesday's quake shook loose. a large section of brick wall in southeast baltimore, a pile of heavy stones on the sidewalk in front of st. patrick's catholic church in fells point. potentially lethal damage from above. >> we thank the lord that no one was injured. throughout the area. but certainly here in the church or in the neighborhood. >> reporter: but there is still a risk, if you know where to look. >> almost to the pea
CBS
Mar 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to fight the charges and remain in office. >>> tonight, there is new surveillance video of george zimmerman being taken to the police station, right after he shot and killed trayvon martin in florida. the video is igniting a new debate over this neighborhood tragedy. >> reporter: this video shows george zimmerman, the night he shot trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says his client acted in self-defense because he was attacked by the teenager and had his nose broken. but the martin family's attorney says the video shows no evidence of that. >> thank god for surveillance video because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep trayvon martin's death under the rug. >> reporter: in the police report, officers did write that zimmerman's nose was bloody. after interviewing neighborhood watch in the area, authorities let him go. that decision continues to stir protest around the country and the national media are now camped out in sanford, covering the story around the clock. >> reporter: sanford police are warning reporters they could be arrested for stalking, if
CBS
Jul 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
stage again in a florida courtroom. today, george zimmerman's friends take the stands, followed by martin's own father. susan mcginnis reports for wjz, from the courthouse in sanford. >>> the defense called several friends of george zimmerman. each one took the stand. and each said they believe it's his voice on this 911 call, screaming for help. >> help! >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> and whose voice is this? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> yes, definitely georgey. >> i thought it was george. >> reporter: john donnelly wiped away tears after hearing the tape. >> there's no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. >> reporter: on friday, zimmerman's mother and uncle testified the screams were george zimmerman's. the neighborhood watchman claims he shot the teenager in self-defense after the teenager attacked him. but the prosecution and martin's family believes the screams came from the teenager. >> reporter: the screams on that 911 call are critical. the case could turn on who the jury believes the agreesor was during the-- aggressor was during the confrontation.
CBS
Apr 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> george huguely was convicted in february of second- degree murder and grand larceny in connection with the death of yeardley love. in a civil lawsuit, sharon love, yeardley mother says issue -- they failed to use this. >> huguely is an adult. what he does, he's responsible for. so if they get a judgment, it would be against him. and then i don't know whether he has no pocket or what the lawyers call deep pocket. >> reporter: legal analyst, byron warnkin said the love family is suing for $28 million, based on statistics that show yeardley likely would have lived another 59 years, had she not had a fateful run- in with her former boyfriend. >> what they're asking for is a half million dollars for each year her life was shortened. >> reporter: the lawsuit also says huguely was aware or should have been aware that love was severely injured after the physical altercation that would result in her death. just this month, sharon love traveled to the nation's capital to support the renewal of the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago, at the universit
CBS
Apr 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
angela quarry is expected to press state charges against george zimmerman. the volunteer neighborhood watch captain who said he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self- defense. the martin family has been calling on prosecutors to charge zimmerman with murder. >> for the last 44 days, it has been a nightmare. and this is coming from a mother's perspective. >> reporter: martin's parents spoke in washington, d.c., where civil rights leaders met with u.s. attorney general eric holder. he says the justice department is looking into possible federal civil rights charges. >> that at every level of today's justice department, preventing and combatting youth violence and victimization is and will continue to be a top priority. >> reporter: police here in sanford are taking steps to keep the peace. once the prosecutor makes her announcement. >> reporter: zimmerman is going to have to figure out his legal defense. the two attorneys representing him quit yesterday after he stopped talking to them. in sanford, florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> zimmerman's former attorneys say they a
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county, a 12-year-old boy is charged with the beating death of a 4- year-old girl. the medical examiner says the little girl died if blunt force trauma. the 12-year-old suspect is being held at the chelten ham youth facility. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer, accused of murdering a florida teenager, trayvon martin, could soon go free. randall pink ston reports for wjz. a judge has granted george zimmerman bail for a second time. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances. the couple didn't tell the court they had collected more than $100,000 in online donations. zimmerman's attorney said last week, he is hoping those who donated will reach into their pocket again. >> it's going to take a lot of money to get them out of bond and a lot of money to put up a good defense for them. >> reporter: the judge wrote that zimmerman's actions might have sug
CBS
Sep 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
horrible scene inside a prince george's county home, where police are investigating the death of a young girl. denise is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: a family finds a 6- year-old girl unresponsive in a bathtub. it happened last night. investigators say the family tried to revive the girl, but she later died at a hospital. prince george's county police are trying to figure out whether the girl was being supervised. the medical examiner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. >> prince george's county police are investigating the death of a 10-month-old boy found unresponsive in a bathtub. >> a brutal attack in an unusually quiet section of pikesville. when it's over, an elderly man limps inside his apartment building, looking for help. mike schuh has details for us. mike? >> reporter: the victim had walked down the steps to the garage, countless times. but this time, someone was waiting, waiting with a hammer. >> reporter: those who live in these condos at 11 slade say they can't remember such a crime. >> it makes me frustrated and angry. ver
CBS
Mar 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> oscar winner under arrest. george clooney is handcuffed in washington, d.c. >> why the actor and his father were taken into custody. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm jessica kartalija. mary is off tonight. and here's what people are talking about. >> hollywood star george clooney spends time behind bars. police arrest him in washington, d.c., during a protest against brutality in sudan. danielle nottingham joins us with the latest. >> reporter: agents cuffed george clooney and hauled him away in a secret service van, during a protest at the embassy of sudan. he, along with his father nick clooney and other activists, crossed a picket line. >> just a warning, you will be arrested. >> reporter: it was an act of civil disobedience, sending a message to the sudanese government. >> we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into sudan before it becomes a crisis in the world. the second thing we need is for the government in cartume to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: demonstrators blocked the entrance to the united sudanese embassy to symbolize th
CBS
Apr 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hearing from the man who killed trayvon martin. what george zimmerman is saying about the case. >>> camden yards will host a championship game. but it's not the major leagues. i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll tell you who coming up, we'll tell you who has the opportun,,,, we love gardening... yeah, but the feeling wasn't always mutual. i want you to grow big! if you grow for me, you'll get cookies for free. nothing worked. ♪ but we started using miracle-gro garden soil. you just mix it with your backyard soil... and it feeds your plants for up to 3 months. my plants grew bigger... more beautiful... with more flowers and vegetables. guaranteed. everything changed with miracle-gro. for you are these flowers, like soap is for showers. everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> it's just before 5:30. 65 degrees. and breezy outside. good evening. and thanks for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. there's growing outrage over an attack on a tourist in baltimore city. the whole thing is recorded on a cell phone camera. tonig
CBS
Feb 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
took the stand, many of them had been friends with george huguely for years and had not seen him for two years since the night love died. most of them avoided eye contact with huguely, except for one. >> reporter: one by one, these former teammates from the university of virginia's 2010 lacrosse team took the stand to testify against their old friend george huguely. they told jurors, the chevy chase native was drunk, spilling wine and even urinating in public in the hours before his ex-girlfriend, cockeysville native, yeardley love, was found dead, weeks before graduation. kenneth klauson gave huguely a cold stare in court, before testifying yeardley love was one of his best friends. klauson said huguely seemed strange and had a change of demeanor after visiting love's apartment. klauson said, i asked him, what's wrong? huguely replied nothing is wrong. klauson, i asked two more times and i got no response. the lacrosse players also told jurors they caught huguely lying about his whereabouts that night. later, they saw huguely still physically drunk, strip down to his boxers before d
CBS
Jan 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
winner is george dimark antonio of catonville. 450 he correct -- he correctly predicted the winner and came closer to the score to the niners and giants game. even though there is just one week left, you can still come here to sign up. go to wjz.com. and click on pro football challenge. >> congratulations to you. but that means george rooted against the ravens. >> i know. >> that's what i was thinking. >> so he can win that. but he didn't go with his team, i don't think. >> right. >> i wonder if he is a ravens fan. i don't know. congrats, george. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. a healthcare impacting 300,000 women. who is facing charges in a breast implant scandal? >>> political seat stolen? which politician is accused of stealing a hollywood script? >>> i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's report from wall street. ,,,, i just had it with cable. it just got more frustrating and frustrating. a lot of times, the picture would break up. for the amount of money that i am paying, my cable company should take care of me. [ male announcer ] s
CBS
Apr 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wjz, from sanford, florida. >> reporter: a shackled george zimmerman offered a surprise apology to the parents of trayvon martin, who were in the courtroom. >> i wanted to say, i am sorry. for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was a little bit younger than i am. and i did not know if he was armed or not. >> reporter: the apology happened at zimmerman's bond hearing. defense lawyers called on zimmerman's parents and wife as character witnesses. they testified by phone because they have been threatened. >> i've never known him to be violent at all, unless he was provoked. and then he would turn the other cheek. >> reporter: in the end, circuit judge kenneth lester granted zimmerman a $150,000 bail, far less than the $1 million bond requested by prosecutors. >> do you have any comment? >> martin's parents left court quickly, without speaking to reporters. >> it was devastating that he got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond. they were very outraged at that. >> reporter: zimmerman had asked to meet with martin's parents before the heari
CBS
May 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
: the evidence was on display inside the same courtroom, where george huguely was convicted of murdering yeardley love, who grew up in cockeysville. it included more than 200 photos of the case. one showed a bloody crime scene, and a 12-inch hole in the door, where huguely kicked it in. also, e-mails and text messages exchanged between the two. you're the biggest scum bag i've ever met wrote yeardley. huguely wrote, you're so expletive stupid. they also had to look at yeardley love's autopsy photos, which are not being released to the public. at the time, one juror described what he saw and said it would haunt him for a long time. >> her eye was completely swollen shut. like you couldn't open it at all. >> the truth is, the scar is going to be there my whole life. i never knew yeardley love. but i got to know her best friends, i got to know her family. i got to see parts of her life in photographs. >> reporter: love was killed in may of 2010. huguely was found guilty of murder and grand larsony in -- larceny in february. >> he bears responsibility for what happened. >> reporter
CBS
Mar 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for a new trial for george huguely, the man accused of convicting baltimore county native yeardley love. >> well, mary, we have been expecting this. and huguely appeared in a prison jump suit and handcuffs. his lawyer is asking to set aside time for a hearing on a motion for retrial. a judge found the former lacrosse player guilty in the beating death of yeardley love. huguely is also fighting requests for media outlets to have several pieces of evidence made public. the defense argues that the release of that evidence would make it difficult to seat a trial if they are retried. >> he was sentenced to 24 years, but he's still waiting to formally be sentenced by a judge. >>> right now, police are looking for a man who ran off the eastern shore. jessica kartalija is monitoring this manhunt. >> reporter: good evening, kai. goodgood evening, to everyone. police believe that man is in came bridge or somewhere on the eastern shore. >>> shortly after midnight sunday, police pull approximated over this man. 39-year-old demetrius denbe on leonard lane in cambridge. >> cambridge police offic
CBS
Apr 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
you want to look out your window. >> reporter: but around the national harbor in prince george's county, people gathered for discovery's descent. but it flew over early. >> i was kind of upset because they were early. i was supposed to be down here between 10:00 to 11:00. so as i was pulling up to the beltway, we saw it. so we pulled over. >> reporter: it turned into an impromptu grandstand. >> it was on the side of the highway. it was really great. >> i caught it. when it was just going over the bridge. and i'm driving. i gotta stop. so i just pulled over to the side of the road. didn't care whether anybody hit me or not. and i snapped the picture. so i did get a picture of it. oh, my gosh. i'm so excited. >> reporter: that excitement was echoed a few moments later, as discovery was flown low over the national mall. first launched in 1984, it went into space, 39 times. it carried the hubble space telescope. and former astronaut john glenn. retired from space, it will go on exhibit at the smith sonian. but it has already made an impression on the capital beltway. >> this is cool
CBS
Jan 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
finished walking their dogs when a moose came up behind george and started attacking him. dorothea knew she had to act fast, she she grabbed a shovel from their pickup truck. >> it slowly turned. then i hit it with everything i had. then the dog then just practically climbing up his legs, biting him. and then he got going. went up the road and out of sight. >> george sustained serious head wounds and broken ribs. but he is expected to make a full recovery. >> moose are very dangerous. they can trample you or worse. he was very lucky. >> there's dorothea. >> i want her around if i everybody encounter a moose. >>> breaking news from baltimore county. a head-on crash leaves at least one person dead. a live ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> >>> coming up on eyewitness news. head-on horror. >>> trying again. maryland governor pushing for same-sex marriage equality. reaction from both sides. >>> a weekend tragedy on this road, here in the parkville perry hall area, has police asking for your help. i'm derek valcourt. i'll explain, coming up on eyewitness news. >>> spring-like conditions return. how lon
CBS
Feb 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
, and george huguely were lacrosse players. some friends became concerned about their relationship problems am but they never expected it would end with love found beaten to death. and huguely on murder charges. >> i feel bad for the family. >> love's mother from cockeysville. huguely's father. although it's what many will predict. >> i feel like he'll probably get convicted of first-degree. and legal system, prison. which i guess is probably what he deserves. >> a lot of people are very upset. >> this student launched a new philanthropy project. >> we do a lot of help just in the local area for shelter for help and emergency. >> reporter: university officials say they've also ramped up education on that issue and alcohol abuse. >> do you think people are more careful now? >> i hope so. it was really unfortunate. >> alcohol abuse is a serious problem on college campuses. but at the same time, i would add that the typical drunk college student doesn't kill their girlfriends. >> reporter: most students already made their verdict. now waiting to see if jurors decide the same. >> i jus
CBS
Mar 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
shooting was leaked. george shrimper --ivismerman said he exchanged words with officers who then alleged -- martin, who allegedly punched him. >> we are looking for the the so-called leak if you will. >> reporter: a neighbor called 911. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: sanford police say the report is consistent with the evidence collected. but the martin family believes the leak is an attempt to smear their son's name. >> trayvon's parents attended a rally in washington. >> as i said before, trayvon is our son. >> reporter: sabrina fultdon and tracy martin say they want justice for their son. demonstrators nationwide are asking for the same, at least two million people have signed a petition, demanding an arrest. in sanford, florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: federal and state authorities are investigating the case. they say the review will take time and they are asking for everyone's patience. >> reporter: the president of maryland's largest public university resigns without explanation. now, a u.s. senator is asking questions. vic is in the newsroom with the update.
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
little girls and a man are dead, killed in a us hofire -- in a house fire at prince george's county. it started at a home on leslie avenue in glennarden. a woman and her children were able to escape. the three girls were not breathing at the time. em its were able to revive-- emts were able to revive one of the children, but the other two were pronounced dead at the hospital. >>> a vote to repeal maryland's death penalty today. and it appears ready to approve it. wjz is live in annapolis. political reporter pat warren is live at the state house, where they are meeting right now. >> reporter: this is the same committee that has shot down repeal every time it's come up. >> reporter: marylanders line up on the side of life without parole. >> isn't going to -- is it going to bring our loved ones back? is it going to heal us? >> reporter: and marylanders line up on the side of death by lethal injection. >> i was thrusted into this by the murder of my brother, a murder in which four armed gunmen entered a jewelry store to rob it of its possessions. >> reporter: now, the testimony has been
CBS
Dec 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: ravi's roommate jumped off the george washington bridge, just days after he learned of the web cam. a court date is set for february 21st. >>> christmas may come a little late for congress. president barack obama says congress won't be going anywhere, until lawmakers reach a deal, extending the current payroll tax cut. the senate turned down two separate pay roll tax plans yesterday. the president's own vacation is set to start next week. but he says he will stay as long as it takes. >>> well, nearly every country in the european union is backing the new plan. but as heather cobar reports for wjz, britain is refusing to take part. >> reporter: european leaders pose for a group photo in brussels, after 10 hours of intense negotiations. most of our nations are pledging to move ahead with a new treaty to rescue the euro. but britain, which doesn't use the currency, rejected the plan. >> what he's offering isn't in britain's interest. so i didn't yeah agree to it. -- didn't agree to it. >> reporter: they said nicolas sarkozy made unacceptable demands that would exempt the uk from r
CBS
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
venice beach boardwalk. >>> former president george w. bush has been discharged from a dallas hospital today, a day after undergoing a heart procedure. the 43rd president is doing well. doctors discovered a blockage during a routine physical. doctors agreed to insert a stent to open a clog. former president bush is expected to resume his normal schedule tomorrow the. >>> terrifying moment for any parent. the son of singer, usher, gets stuck in the family pool. linh bui explains how to prevent this from happening to your children. >> reporter: kai, usher's son spent the night at an atlanta hospital where he was kept for observation. the little boy is lucky to be alive. >> reporter: a frantic call for help. >> what's the status. your emergency? >> yes, my nephew was in the pool. and he -- he went -- i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. >> reporter: 5-year-old usher raymond v, stuck in the bottom of the family pool, pulled into the pool drain. his aunt dialed 911, and two men installing sound equipment jumped in. >> they got him out now and are doing cpr on him. >> one of the
CBS
May 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president 41, and barbara bush, typically stay in that cabin. >> reporter: inviting president george w. bush. >> i have never seen kendall so excited. i have to call my friends. all she did was, i guess call for the first hour or two. >> reporter: ehrlich said the visit was all about relaxing. >> we went to the movies. there's a movie cabin, with him, and pop corns. sort of an old-style movie deal there. >> reporter: unfortunately, for the ehrlichs, the lifetime trip was cut short. >> there was also a snowstorm. we actually had to cut church services short on sunday. he called, actually, our bedroom and said, it's time to get out of town. i have to get out of town. you have to get out of town. so back to being governor and back to being president of the united states of america. >> reporter: not only is security extremely tight on the ground, the air space above camp david is also restricted. and of course, it's being monitored closely, with so many world leaders at that site. i'm vic carter. now, back to you. >> and we are back now live in thurmont, maryland. as any true reporter wo
CBS
Aug 9, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. george daw heard the call and without continuing, -- without thinking, he pulled them to safety. >> do i leave these three police officers due to company policy? i didn't even second guess it. i told the child to jump in the back, these people are coming on board. >> reporter: daws later received a letter of termination, saying he endangered the welfare of the one student on his bus, by picking up unauthorized passengers, even though they were police officers and driving through a large body of water. he is now unemployed and hoping for his job back. >>> check in for eyewitness news at 4:00. denise is standing by with a preview. >>> back home. 30 u.s. soldiers make their final journey home. we'll have more on the secret trip the president made to pay tribute the fallen. >>> and a language everyone understands. how a hall of fame oriole is secretary of creating a once in a lifetime feel on the field. check in for these stories and all the news at 6:00. now, back to kai and mary. >> thanks, denise. >>> the newest raven makes his training camp debut. mark has the latest on ,,,,,,,,
CBS
Mar 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> prince george's county has broken up at least one theft ring. >> reporter: favorite target of thieves, who have stolen thousands of dollars worth of tide. police arrested 18 people in one ring for stealing detergent. most people aren't even awear. , wear. -- aware. >> reporter: now, they are placing security on tide to trigger alarms. >> and police say it is virtually impossible for police to trace it can no serial numbers. >>> let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. how do you like this weather, kristy? >> kai, i love it. i wish it would stay like this forever. we have some problems to talk about there on the roadways. northbound direction. heavy there from shawan road to belfast. the west side inner loop, stop and go there from southwestern boulevard, around to security boulevard. expect about 15 minutes to get through. and the outer loop also heavy there -- from 70 to baltimore national pike. the north side outer loop, that's been a problem most of the afternoon. still heavy york to charles street. and northbound 95, bumper to bumper there from 32 to 17
CBS
Feb 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
baltimore city and prince george's county, amounted to voter suppression. because the call hinted bob ehrlich's opponent, governor o'malley had already won, and there was no need to go vote. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: schurick approved the call. >> because i believed there were several thousand african american supporters of bob ehrlich, who had not voted that day. and that a message as counterintuitive as it seems in hindsight, that a message, such as that one, would, in fact, motivate them to go to the polls if they had not already done so. >> reporter: but the judge strongly criticized schurick as he sentenced him to a month of home detention, saying any campaigner should have said, no, it's deceptive, it's illegal, you shouldn't do it. the state prosecutor agrees. >> this type of behavior is not just a dirty trick or politics as usual. it is illegal. >> trust me, political professionals in maryland are very, very aware of the outcome of this trial and the consequences. >> reporter: the judge also gave schurick 500 hours of community service. he'll have to split that, 2
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Nov 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
74- year-old prince george's county senator ulysses currie, who as you can hear there, very happy to be tonight walking home a free man, vindicated of the charges that have been hanging over his head ever since may of 2008 when the fbi first began investigating these allegations of bribery. the prosecution tried to paint the picture of currie in court as a man who was lying in order to hide his relationship, his consulting relationship with shoppers food warehouse. currie and his attorneys maintained all along that he is an honest man, who would never intentionally do such a thing, take bribes. in fact, they called in a number of high-profile politicians to testify on behalf of currie's character. and they brought in a number of witnesses to explain why currie was not hiding his relationship with shoppers food. the jury obviously siding with the defense's case on this. we'll hear from them coming up all new at 6:00. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> as derek mentioned, eyewitness news will continue to follow this story throughout the night. >>> the sun has set on another beauti
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Jan 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
prince george's county. vic is in the newsroom to explain who is facing charges. vic? >> a man just confessed to the murder of lenny harris. harris just died in december. an anonymous tip led police to his body in an abandoned well. his friend now admits he shot and killed harris. apparently the motive was robbery. harris was a well-known man known for his charity. >> rewards leading to the arrests and conviction of harris's killer total the $38,000. it is still unclear who called in the tips about his body. >>> a packed hearing room in annapolis, as governor martin o'malley testifies in favor of same-sex marriage. pat warren has the latest on both sides of this controversial issue. pat? >> that's right. if there is a quiet before the storm, it's in the senate, where the bill passed last session. and governor o'malley's version of the bill is expected to pass this year. >> supporters of traditional marriage admit they were caught off guard by the progress a same-sex marriage bill made last year. this year, they got a jump on it. the rally on lawyers mall on the eve of today's hearin
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Feb 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
the number of suspensions. and three years to put that plan into action. >>> the prince george's county fire that injured seven firefighters is being ruled arson. the blaze broke out in a vacant home in riverdiseal friday night. river dale friday night. investigators believe it is related to another in that area. kevin o'toole is in critical but stable condition, with burns over 50% of his body. >>> an 82-year-old man is shot by an intruder in his anne arundel county home. it happened overnight in the 1300 block of sleepy hollow road. police say the elderly man woke to noises in his house. and when he went to investigate, he struggled with a stranger in his kitchen and was shot with his own gun. the victim is expected to survive. police are still looking for the suspect. >>> new information tonight, regarding the gun used in the deadly shooting at an ohio high school. vic is live right now, with details, plus the chilling 911 calls from the school. vic? >> police officials familiar with the case said that tj lane told them he used a gun stolen from his uncle. these 911 tapes capt
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Apr 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
he wanted the gaming bill to pass in prince george's county. >> it's a tourist destination. it's not a shopping mall. >> reporter: the state's biggest gaming facility is at arundel mills mall. because of the way the law is written, it requires voter approval. miller wants the issue on the ballot in november. >> it's a huge tourist destination. it is a money maker in maryland. and we have to get people to understand that. it's about solving the state's budget crisis without additional taxation. >> reporter: the potential to pay less taxes is not easily dismissed. >> if we're able to resolve the budget in may and then come back, in say, early august to resolve the open questions on gaming, that would be enough time for it to be on the ballot in the fall. >> reporter: there's no agreement yet on dates for either of those sessions. >> reporter: the first priority for the governor is to get the general assembly back together with the concleanse us -- consensus so they could vote on an income tax increase, which could potentially add $530 million to the state's budget. >> the new budge
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Nov 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
and get there as soon as we can to help people in need. >> reporter: the george washington strike group is on its way from hong kong. and at tacloban's airport, c130 cargo planes are flying in tons of food, water and other supplies. but with tacloban in ruins, many are still waiting for help. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> our complete coverage continues. wjz is live in whitemarsh. mike hellgren has more on local relief efforts. hi, mike. >> hi, kai. as you just saw, the need is so great. and so many people are opening their hearts hearts and their pocketbooks. you can see here, some of the donations that are coming in from people right here in maryland who want to help out. some of them have been personally touched by the disaster in the philippines. >> reporter: from the air, you can see entire towns that typhoon haiyan leveled in the philippines. sonya neumeier is one of maryland philippine, her hemtown is gone. her almost 90-year-old mother now lives in a shelter. >> the more i watch television and look at the damages, the worst off i get. >> reporter: but the retired arm
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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Mar 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
case. >> reporter: many people are demanding the rest of george zimmerman, the man accused of the death of tray von taylor -- the young man, whose name is actually martin, shot him to death. zimmerman said he felt threatened and fired at martin. some claim zimmerman confronted him martin, after deeming he is suspicious because he's african american. >> members of trayvon's family plan to join a demonstration in new york city tonight. it is called the million hoody march in reference to the clothing martin was wearing when he was shot. >>> in anne arundel county, police are now involved in a case of cyber bullying. as mike schuh reports, the incident came to attention of adults after a teen victim wrote on an internet site that she might kill herself. >> reporter: for one senior at arundel high, it's been a tough year. on the website, read it, the girl writes she is suicidal. she said at the beginning of the year, i have been harassed at school and online by the bully sarah. she says -- the gotten to the point where the school will not take action unless i kill myself. she says the
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Aug 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
information on who police want to question. >> prince george's county police are identifying a person of interest. detectives say 18-year-old devin mathos is not a suspect. but police believe an argument erupted into a fight. the bullet struck a 2-year-old boy who was in his mother's arms at the time. he was in critical condition. police say they're devoted to extensive research. kai? >> all right, denise. thank you. >>> anyone with information on this case should call police immediately. >>> a nasty fist fight, inside ravens' stadium is caught on tape. the violence between ravens and chiefs fans happens. wjz is live near m&t bank stadium. >> it's a pretty popular video. more than 97,000 web hits so far. and a word of caution to parents, this video does get violent. >> reporter: posted on you tube, the action happened inside ravens' stadium concession area. it begins with a shove and fists start flying. pretty soon, one ravens fan is knocked to the ground, apparently unable to get up. the fighting continues as the woman screams for it to end. it's several seconds before the melee is b
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Jan 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
school leaders are on alert. wjz is live at george washington elementary. gi gi is there with the later on the scarlet fever. >> reporter: the scarlet fever has a history of deadly illness, that's why officials are saying tonight, don't worry. several students contracted several students. >> we received a call from one of the parents of one of the children. she notified us that her doctor stated. i immediately called my supervisors. >> reporter: after that, school leaders sent home this letter to parents explaining the cases. all of the students infected are in the same class. then the school scrubbed down began. now hand sanitizer flows freely for students and today teachers are keeping an eye out for symptoms. >> if you see a child and they look sick or they tell you they're sick, take it seriously. send them to the nurse. >> reporter: health workers say the telltale signs are a red sandpaper remark on the neck or chest, along with high fever, sore throat and swollen glands. the bacteria is as common as strep throat. only about 11 students stayed home from class today. >> i want
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Jan 25, 2012 5:00pm EST
of officers from prince george's county and other nearby jurisdictions will also be at the ready. >> starts to become unruly. people start committing crimes, we need to be able to respond. >> reporter: younger people, seemingly unconcerned about carnings -- warnings from the school about possible expulsion for those caught rioting. >> we win, we can't be held responsible for our actions. and i'm feeling pretty good for this game. >> reporter: but for older students, fallout from past riots is still fresh in their mind. >> in the end, it's not worth it. >> relax. it's just a game. >> reporter: school officials did send out an e-mail of the possible penalties if they fail to act with dignity and respect. we're live in college park, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> the game gets under way at 9:00 tonight. but first, the school will hold a ceremony to name the basketball court after former coach gary williams. >>> another mild winter day right now. the skies are calm. you can leave your heavy jacket at home if you're headed outside. wjz is live with first warning weather cover
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Oct 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
streets today. and this law does not work. >> reporter: george zimmerman's acquittal has sparked debates about stand your ground laws. republicans want the matters to be handled on the state level. 22 states have their own versions of the law. >>> a nutwist in the murder case against aaron hernandez. sources say the former nfl player is being investigated yet again. denise has more from the newsroom. denise? >> well, mary, the athlete is apparently being investigated for gun trafficking. the news comes one day after massachusetts state police served his former college teammate, mike ponzi, with a subpoena related to the investigation. another source says this case concerns weapons transported across state lines and involves the discovery of an assault- style rifle, hidden in a vehicle, rented in florida. this is just one of three investigations linked to hernandez. he has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of oden lloyd. mary? >> all right, denise. thank you. hernandez is under investigation by another grand jury in boston for an unsolved double homicide, outside a nightclub in 201
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Nov 3, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. perry hall's principal george roberts, quickly suspended the varsity team, shutting down the season and blocking all for a championship. >> two more games for the final. >> reporter: now, parents and students are outraged. students say they've done the dance before. >> it has not been a problem until now against delaney. >> reporter: principal robot says -- roberts say its may be allowed on the football field, but it's not good. >> in engaging those dances, that's just not something that we consider. >> reporter: but perry hall parents hope this e-mail from delaney high's coach could change the principal's mind. in it, he says some of the parents may have wanted retaliation because they lost. but he saw the dance on you tube after the game and said the burning may have been misconstrued. >> they made a mistake. and thank you, delaney for sending an e-mail and admitting you're wrong. >> reporter: but perry hall's principal isn't budging. he said he considered other options, even saturday school. none of those will do. and he stands by his suspension. what's more, school headquarters
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Mar 1, 2012 5:00pm EST
, prince george's county, faculty and staff are also being very tight- lipped about aldridge's departure. >> she's on paid leave. >> reporter: kerwin acknowledges that for now, aldridge will continue to collect her $306,000 salary, while that indefinite leave continues. >> in a letter to faculty and staff, chancellor kerwin says it could be weeks. he says the management team, serving under aldridge will continue to push on in her place. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> board members have also declined to discussald ridge's- - discuss aldridge's departure. >>> another round of violence could hit the country. as people are reeling from a deadly line of tornadoes. more on the latest on the cleanup efforts. >> reporter: the thick, brick walls of st. joe's catholic church, were no match for the 200-mile-an-hour winds that roared through. >> history in god's hands have took care of it all of these years. and i guess it was time. >> martha's father and grandfather helped build the church. it's weathered many storms. today, they presented with one of the building's bricks. >> i'
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May 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. high earners, for example, in carroll, harford, prince george's, are likely to pay $236 more. taxpayers, affected by the hike in frederick, howard, and anne arundel counties, and baltimore city, are likely to see increases between $437, and $704. the highest increases are likely to affect residents in baltimore county, montgomery, and talbot counties, ranging from $705, to $955 more this year. >> the increases take effect june 1st and are retroactive to january 1st of this year. lawmakers get their next shot at raising revenues in a special session, tentatively scheduled for july. i'm pat warren in annapolis, now, back to you on tv hill. >> the governor is expected to call a special session in july, on expanded gambling, to include table games and a new casino in prince george's county. >>> a naval academy tradition is successfully carried out today in annapolis. students just capped off their first year in the academy, with a climb up the herndon monument. it makes the task more difficult. students began the annual event in 1940. at the end, as you saw, they replaced their h
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Apr 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the anne arundel county executive. >>> facing a judge. george zimmerman makes his first court appearance. why his attorney is not asking for bail. >>> budget mess. maryland faces hundreds of millions in forced cuts. now mayor martin o'malley takes the blame. >>> i'm monique grioagy. -- griego. coming up, we'll have more on the big names attending today's unveiling. >> check in for these stories and all the day's news. "wjz eyewitness news at 6:00" starts now. >>> sounding off. a police union takes on the anne arundel county executive over the air waves. >> tonight, the new ads, and the building tension. >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> the union representing anne arundel county union sergeant has a message for john leopold. they want him gone. and they're mounting a campaign to force him out. wjz continues to investigate the case. mike hellgren is live with the adand the fallout tonight. >> here's some new fallout. in the ad, the adpraises air deputy police chief fo
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Apr 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county. before polls even closed, it hint today came from democrats, suggesting "we are winning," there was no need to go vote. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: it never mention today was -- never mentioned it was come bob ehrlich's office. state law say its has to. >> he's already scored a conviction against ehrlich's campaign manager. but henson's attorney says the case is not about voter suppression, but politics. >> this is the case involving who won the election and why they won it, and why people will stay in power. >> reporter: he points out the state prosecutor was appointed by ehrlich's opponent, democratic martin o'malley. and hints that they are being unfairly targeted by those in political power am. >> my client certainly thinks that. >> reporter: the decision to charge henson was not political. >> every case comes along, we try to make an independent judgment whether it merits prosecution. >> reporter: henson must convince the jury the calls were not intended to hinder voter turnout. >> live at the courthouse, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> de
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
list. >>> the life of former neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman pleads not guilty to a perjury charge. shelly zimmerman is accused of lying about her family's finances during a bail hearing for her husband. george zimmerman faces murder charges in the shooting death of florida teenager trayvon martin. shelly zimmerman did not appear in court. her lawyer entered the plea on her behalf. >>> mitt romney is on his way back to the u.s., after a three- country trip overseas. in tonight's campaign 2012 report, the presumptive republican nominee ended the trip in poland. but critics are still focusing on what he said in israel. tara mergener reports from washington. >> reporter: mitt and ann romney laid flowers at a monument for the heroes at the war saw ghetto, one of the couple's final stops overseas. the republican white house hopeful received a warm welcome in poland, a country that has sometimes been at odds with the obama administration. >> a turbulent world, poland stands as an example and defender of freedom. >> reporter: but romney's trip has been filled with foreign c
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Feb 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
george huguely trial. we will be in the courtroom all week to bring you the latest on air and online at week.com. >>> we are -- wjz.com. >>> we are following breaking news in maryland. political reporter pat warren is at the state house, with details of a house committee vote taking place right now. pat? >> reporter: that's exactly right. we have two committees and one vote. the house judiciary and health and government operations committees heard 10 hours of testimony on friday. now they are gathering in the judiciary committee hear room for -- hearing room for a vote on that bill tonight. >> reporter: same-sex marriage advocates packed lawyers mall last night, calling on delegates to vote in their favor of letting people marry with no consideration for gender. two weeks ago, it was the advocates for traditional marriage, also in huge numbers, calling on those same lawmakers to stand up for marriage as one man, one woman. governor o'malley kicked off the session, by introducing a bill that changes the definition of marriage but also provides for religious liberties, meaning no religiou
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May 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the fallen next week, which is initial police week. there is a new push in prince george's county, to prevent carbon monoxide poisonings. the fire chief is drafting legislation to require carbon monoxide detectors in every home. firefighters also plan to distribute dozens of free detectors to families in that area. >> reporter: drivers can breathe a little easier. it looks like gas prices won't hit record-high levels this summer. the government is now estimating fuel prices will average $3.79 in the summer months. that's down more than 15 cents from an earlier estimate. gas prices continue to drop in our area, in maryland, we're paying an average of $3.68. right now, that's down 31 cents from a month ago. and we're shelling out 30 cents more at $3.98 a gallon. >>> if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work, let's check in on our roads now with kristy breslin, wjz traffic control. hi, kris tee. >> hi -- kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. traffic is still in full swing out there. you can expect delays from caton avenue to the fort mchenry tunnel. delay is about 40 minutes.
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